Frank Sinatra
Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years


5.0
classic

Review

by BigHans USER (118 Reviews)
November 16th, 2010 | 52 replies


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If there was ever a figure that could honestly claim that “women wanted him and men wanted to be him,” it was Frank F*cking Sinatra.

If you really think about it Frank Sinatra is probably the coolest mother-f*cker in American music history. Sinatra was a man’s man in a time of uber-manliness, and if you take a look at his alleged mafia ties, (and by “alleged” we mean Mob bosses stayed at his house and worked with him to build Vegas), his gallivanting with JFK on their “let’s see who can bang the most random swell dames” trips, the fact the FBI followed him for 50 years but strangely never acted on anything, the fact Sinatra was thrown out of high school for being “lewd” and was actually once arrested as a teenager for railing some other dude’s wife, it’s pretty obvious he recognized the parlance of the time he was in and rode that advantage to its breaking point. All of these things add to the legend, the mystique, the feeling that makes you think “Frank mother-f*cking Sinatra” when you hear about him anywhere, any time. But they wouldn’t mean a damn thing without The Voice.

It’s the Voice that is beyond brilliant in its multi-faceted capabilities. Instantly recognizable, it has enormous power, a silky yet booming baritone that could simultaneously bring a grown man to tears while whirl-winding him to the bright lights of Vegas five seconds later. The Voice is perfectly acceptable in smoky barrooms littered with despondent drunks, in Ollie Stone movies (and a whole lot more), at funerals, at defining moments in life, in the life of the party and the consequential slow-down of the night. It’s the Voice that carries across generations, the one that ingrains itself into the souls of really old people and smattering young punks alike. Capable of summoning nostalgia regardless of age, it's might will take anyone that lets it home with little resistance. It would be pointless to talk about actual tracks on this album, and let’s face it; Frank has roughly 8,000 greatest hits albums, almost any of them classic. This is just one of them, and it’s a damn good one. The power of Frank doesn’t rely on what song you pick, what album you choose, or what situation you’re currently in. In the end, it doesn’t matter because Frank has you the second his epic gift from God graces your eardrums. If there was ever a figure that could honestly claim that “women wanted him and men wanted to be him,” it was Frank F*cking Sinatra. Even though it is utterly impossible for us to be as cool as he was, we might as well live vicariously through his legend, his catalog, his music, and what he was about. You might be a stranger to Frank, but when his music plays you couldn’t find a single stranger in a room of a thousand people, because everybody there knows exactly what is happening. Its Frank time, and in the annals of music it doesn’t get much cooler than that.



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Athom
Emeritus
November 16th 2010


17242 Comments


As far as Blue Eyes comps go I prefer "Nothing but the Best"

cvlts
November 16th 2010


9668 Comments


hater

BigHans
November 16th 2010


30930 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah my opinion with him is pick a comp, any comp. This just happens to be the one I bought years ago.

ConsiderPhlebas
November 16th 2010


6157 Comments


Great work, man. Could never get into Sinatra for some reason.

BigHans
November 16th 2010


30930 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

For the record my top 5 Sinatra songs are probably



Fly me to the Moon

Thats Life

Send in the Clowns

New York New York

Luck Be A lady

Athom
Emeritus
November 16th 2010


17242 Comments


that's life is mine.

cvlts
November 16th 2010


9668 Comments


Frank’s era was a time when it was acceptable to be a red-blooded man, before political correctness, male sensitivity, and an avalanche of liberal douchebaggery made our current culture resemble a whiny, recalcitrant hippie commune rather than a generation of actual men that lived off the land, worked hard, and kicked the asses of foreign dictators.

fuckin' lol and 123

Athom
Emeritus
November 16th 2010


17242 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv9zkLeP6NU&feature=related i miss this

ConsiderPhlebas
November 16th 2010


6157 Comments


Any suspicions that Hans was a hippy have finally been laid to rest

BigHans
November 16th 2010


30930 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lol Redsky, I was referring to slapping them on the ass. But Sean Connery ftmfw

ConsiderPhlebas
November 16th 2010


6157 Comments


They were all at it back then.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IBZocFkXGY

BigHans
November 16th 2010


30930 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

holy shit Jack is young in that clip

Nagrarok
November 16th 2010


8624 Comments


I knew this was coming someday, though it does seem there was one Sinatra review already after all. Vintage Hans writing.

Jethro42
November 16th 2010


16104 Comments


Review was a good read as per usual Hans. I'm gonna listen to your top 5 Sinatra songs only if you listen to my top 5 Yes songs.
=P

Athom
Emeritus
November 16th 2010


17242 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af0Yei2sAbE

Nagrarok
November 16th 2010


8624 Comments


I'm gonna listen to your top 5 Sinatra songs only if you listen to my top 5 Yes songs.


Lol, it will take Hans about ten times longer than it takes you.

BigHans
November 16th 2010


30930 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah kind of did it today on a whim Nag.

Jethro42
November 16th 2010


16104 Comments


Lol, it will take Hans about ten times longer than it takes you

hahahaha at the very least!

ConsiderPhlebas
November 16th 2010


6157 Comments


haha Reagan pulls no punches, even for the ladies

BigHans
November 16th 2010


30930 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af0Yei2sAbE









^ LMAO the guy who "punches" Reagan missed by like 5 feet.



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